My God is Righteousness 1 John 2:1-2

06 Sep

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2

Jesus is My Righteousness

I screw up. Quite regularly in fact. I don’t always use kind words when talking to the ones I love (Sorry Don). I have done a lot of things in my life I wish I couldn’t remember. But alas I can. But God doesn’t remember them. He casts my sins as far as the east is from the west.

Living in Guilt

One of my biggest sins is living in guilt. I beat myself up for sins from my past that no one but me remembers. I often remind myself what a loser I am for all of the things I’ve done. This is not the Lord’s way. He doesn’t want me to live in guilt, but to live for Him. Live freed from my sins that my actions might be a blessing to those around me.

Living in Grace

Fortunately for me, the devil doesn’t win this one. Though I spend some time in self loathing, I am reminded by the Holy Spirit, my husband and especially by scriptures like the one from 1 John that my sins have been atoned for by Jesus Christ. I no longer have to live like a slave to sin, but as one freed to live the life Christ has called me to lead.

Unforgivable Sins

Perhaps you feel like you have an unforgivable sin. It’s not true. The Bible tells us he came to redeem everyone. Call on Him for forgiveness and start living the life He wants for you.

It is finished. Your sins and mine (yep all of them) have been washed away. How great is our God!


Posted by on September 6, 2011 in 1 John, God is my Righteousness


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6 responses to “My God is Righteousness 1 John 2:1-2

  1. Jenny

    September 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    How true is that! Your last line speaks volumes to me. I have often said it but not nearly as often believed it when it pertains to myself. It truly is finished. He forgives ALL of my sins! Alleluia!

    • Jill Richard Internet Marketing

      September 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      It’s true – and I have to remind myself often that it is finished. To live with the guilt minimizes what He’s done for me (and you!). Thanks for your comment.

  2. Judy Bussemeier

    September 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love your posts Jill. He is an awesome God and to think that Jesus died for MY sins and my sins are washed away is truly an awesome gift! I am not perfect of course, but to know that he loves me unconditionally from the counted hairs on my head to the tips of my toes makes my heart melt.

  3. Andrew Teeple

    September 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Great website, Jill! I love reading your insight with each post. You certainly do give me much to ponder over throughout the day — thanks for all your thought-provoking words! What a wonderful witness you are to a faith-filled life! 🙂

    • Jill Richard Internet Marketing

      September 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Andy – thanks so much, and right back at you. I love when you and I get to talk about God. It always brings me a lot of joy and a fresh perspective. Thank you for your continued friendship.


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